Loretta Highsmith of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2006 in Kalamazoo. Loretta was born September 15, 1917 in Clinton, IN to Ross and Lucille (Mesick) Summers. She worked at the Hi-Lo Restaurant in Kalamazoo for 18 years and enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, canning, traveling and being with family & friends. Loretta loved living at Baraga Manor; she had been a member of ABWA and had attended Trowbridge United Methodist Church. Surviving are her children; George (Marilyn) DeCamp of Vicksburg, Lugreta (Owyn) Waggy of TX, Jack (Linda) DeCamp of Fruitport, Mary Ann (Larry) First of Brevort, Dave (Cathy) DeCamp of Grand Junction, Donald (Carolyn) DeCamp of Morresville, IN, Bill Highsmith and Amy Young, both of Kalamazoo; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law June (Frank) Sandovel of CA and many friends at Baraga. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, George DeCamp in 1991 and her second husband, Lewis Paul Highsmith in 1987; daughters Peggy Clayton and Betty Bennett and 2 grandchildren Jimmy Wenkel and Thomas DeCamp. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the
Trowbridge United Methodist Church, Otsego with Pastor Gary Wales officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Baraga Manor.
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